Rick Beyer

Amandine Beyer & Gli Incogniti - C.P.E. Bach: "Beyond the Limits" Complete Symphonies for Strings and Continuo (2021)

Amandine Beyer & Gli Incogniti - C.P.E. Bach: "Beyond the Limits" Complete Symphonies for Strings and Continuo (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 344 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:11:11
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

With these six symphonies dedicated to Baron van Swieten, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach demonstrated his talent for instrumental and expressive genius. Entirely devoid of sentimentality and gratuitous extravagance, they open the doors to both Viennese Classicism and its immediate successor: Romanticism. It was only natural that, after tackling Haydn and the Esterházy princes, Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti should investigate this repertoire in which, once again, aristocratic patronage lies at the heart of musical creation.
The Greatest Music Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy

Rick Beyer, "The Greatest Music Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy"
English | 2011 | pages: 224 | ISBN: 0061626988 | EPUB | 9,1 mb
Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415, Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Italiane Baroque: Sonatas & Concertos (7CD) (2012)

Chiara Banchini, Ensemble 415, Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Italiane Baroque: Sonatas & Concertos (7CD) (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:19:22 | 2.6 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Zig Zag Territoires | Catalog: 316

This set brings together recordings of Italian music by Chiara Banchini and Amandine Beyer. It is symbolic of a filiation between the two artists, Amandine Beyer having succeeded Chiara Banchini as professor of Baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum in Basle, Switzerland. The release follows Amandine Beyer s recording of Bach s Sonatas for solo violin as well as Chiara Banchini s recording of his Sonatas for violin and keyboard, both of which received a Diapason d Or. The set includes the re-release of Vivaldi s Four Seasons by Amandine Beyer.
Michael Oman, Amandine Beyer, Austrian Baroque Company - London Calling (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Michael Oman, Amandine Beyer, Austrian Baroque Company - London Calling (2020) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 01:08:28 minutes | 739 MB
Classical | Label: Fra Bernardo, Official Digital Download

This new release gives us a small impression of what was played for entertainment in the late 17th and early 18th centuries in the houses of London's high society.
Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Vivaldi & Corelli: Concertos (2014)

Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti - Vivaldi & Corelli: Concertos (2014)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 1.7 Gb | 04:48:36
Genre: Classical | Label: Zig Zag Territoires

This VIVALDI/CORELLI/BEYER collection groups interpretations by Amandine Beyer and the ensemble Gli Incogniti of major works by two Italian composers: Vivaldi and Corelli. Here again, Amandine Beyer demonstrates her exceptional talent as both a violinist and ‘bandleader’, giving these works, which illustrate the art of the concerto at the beginning of the 18thcentury, a certain Italian vocal quality in a particularly felicitous and invigorating interpretation.
Gli incogniti, Amandine Beyer, Hans Jorg Mammel - Johann Pachelbel: Un orage d’avril: Suites, Canon & Songs (2016)

Johann Pachelbel - Un orage d’avril: Suites, Canon & Songs (2016)
Gli incogniti; Amandine Beyer, leader & violin; Hans Jörg Mammel, tenor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 460 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 902238 | Time: 00:19:54

Though the bass line of a certain celebrated Canon may have made Pachelbel the most frequently heard classical composer in the world, this sparkling program shows he was not just a "one hit wonder." It is built around suites for two violins and continuo from a collection called the Musikalische Ergötzung. The title means "musical delight," and indeed one cannot but be ravished by the extraordinary sonic hedonism displayed in these works. A few songs written for special occasions add further spice to this delightful recording featuring tenor Hans-Jörg Mammel and the ensemble Gli Incogniti led by Amandine Beyer.
Marco Ceccato, Gli incogniti & Amandine Beyer - Haydn: Concerti per Esterházy (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Marco Ceccato, Gli incogniti & Amandine Beyer - Haydn: Concerti per Esterházy (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 57:55 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Joseph Haydn spent much of his career as kapellmeister for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate in Hungary. This isolated him from other composers and trends in music to such an extent that Haydn said it, "forced him to become original." He wrote many works specifically for the Esterházy orchestra, including the three concertos featured here. The Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 were written for Luigi Tomasini, the orchestra's concertmaster, while the Cello Concerto No.1 was composed Joseph Franz Weigl, its principal cellist. It is fitting then that the principal players of Gli incogniti, leader Amandine Beyer and principal cellist Marco Ceccato, take the starring roles on this delightful recording of three Haydn masterworks.
Amandine Beyer - Portrait: Matteis, Rebel, de Visée, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi (2013)

Amandine Beyer - Portrait: Matteis, Rebel, de Visée, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 662 Mb | Total time: 65:28+56:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig Zag | # ZZT325 | Recorded: 2005-2012

This double album offers a portrait of the violinist Amandine Beyer drawn from the recordings she has made for ZZT. The first CD selects highlights from her chamber repertoire, including works by Jean-Féry Rebel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Nicola Matteis, and Robert de Visée. The second is devoted to the concerto, with compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and Arcangelo Corelli. This programme is an ideal introduction to the multiple facets of Amandine Beyer’s talent and to the grace and joie de vivre of her music-making. It also provides an opportunity to discover one of Corelli’s Concerti Grossi op.6, a preview of the complete set to be released on ZZT in the autumn of 2013.
Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti & Marco Ceccato - Haydn: Concerti per Esterházy (2018)

Amandine Beyer, Gli Incogniti & Marco Ceccato - Haydn: Concerti per Esterházy (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 314 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 140 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:57:59
Classical | Label: harmonia mundi

During his first years in the service of the Esterházy princes, Joseph Haydn had every opportunity to show what he was capable of accomplishing as both instrumental soloist (on violin or keyboard) and composer; in fact, all his concertos, most of which date from the 1760s, offer a glimpse of a brilliant artist who gradually moved away from the style galant by inventing a new musical dialogue soon to become the Classical style.
Gli Incogniti & Amandine Beyer - BWV… or not ? (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Gli Incogniti & Amandine Beyer - BWV… or not ? (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 90:08 minutes | 1.69 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Amandine Beyer and Gli Incogniti pay tribute to a period when copyright was unknown with a program of works attributed to - or transcribed by - Johann Sebastian Bach. The common denominator in all these works is both musical excellence and a spirit that testifies to the dazzling creative freedom that inspires these artist's passionate performances.